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Why does my computer slow down so much when I use lime wire?

swilly

TRIBE Member
I like downloding tunes but....everytime i use limewire the computer will slow down to nothing even when i dont have it running.

Explain please?
 
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Aerius Zension

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When you download, its like the hampsters in your computer are smoking up, resulting in lazy hampster wheel production and much, uh, extra baggage.
 

The Watcher

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Limewire lets many connections be made to your computer while other download from you, and the same goes for when you download from others. All these connections make up for a lot of overhead and cpu use to maintain all the traffic, therefor bogging down your system.

also, your network card might not be the fastest component on your computer depending make or driver which may compound the issue.
 
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